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A public inquiry, chaired by the retired Lord Justice of Appeal Sir William Gage, reported on 8 September after three years of. The inquiry’s report is a devastating critique of those immediately responsible for the death of Baha Mousa and the inhumane treatment of the. Medic denies Baha Mousa claims. 11 June Baha Mousa inquiry: soldier’s diary. 8 September Mousa lawyer on inquiry report. 8 September

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Four of the men had been shot by military personnel, one had allegedly been beaten and forced into the Shatt Al-Arab river, where his body was found. The report later details that Mousa was subject inquiey several practices banned under both domestic law and the Geneva Conventions. It was told that British troops used interrogation techniques — hooding, deprivation of sleep, food and drink, subjection to noise and wall-standing — outlawed by the UK government in March after an investigation into interrogation in Northern Ireland.

A final 1,page report said a “large number” of soldiers assaulted Mousa and that many others, including officers, must have known about the abuse.

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The report called his death an “appalling episode of serious gratuitous violence”. Al Skeini and others v. Seven Bzha soldiers were charged in connection with the case. In the relatives of six Iraqi civilians killed by UK soldiers in brought a case in the United Kingdom against the Secretary of State for Defence.

The inquiry again cleared Mendonca of knowledge of the attacks, but found that as commanding officer he should have known of them. They are also expected to demand the prosecution of individual soldiers or officials.


He told ITV’s Daybreak: The Gage inquiry heard that senior officers were unaware of the ban and were confused or ignorant of their obligations under domestic and international law. Suicide attempts Quran desecration controversy Boycott of military tribunals Former captives alleged to have re joined insurgency Hunger strikes Force feeding Homicide accusations Juvenile prisoner Seton Hall reports.

The Baha Mousa Public Inquiry

On 19 SeptemberCorporal Donald Payne pleaded guilty to a charge of inhumane treatment to persons, making him the first member of the British armed forces to plead guilty to a war crime. Views Read Edit View history. The inquiry into his death found that Mousa’s death was caused by “factors including lack of food and water, heat, exhaustion, fear, previous injuries and the hooding and stress positions used by British troops – and a final struggle with his guards”.

Two days later, Mousa was found dead. Retrieved 8 September Gage heard evidence that military and civilian officials tried to downplay the significance of Mousa’s death and dissembled when MPs asked about the circumstances surrounding it. An unprecedented, two-year public inquiry into the conduct of British soldiers in Iraq is expected to report stinging criticism of senior army officers and their legal advisers, and highlight the failure to pass orders down the chain of command. The court martial judge accused the soldiers of closing ranks, a charge Gage might echo.

Controversies surrounding people captured during the War on Terror. A postmortem found he had suffered asphyxiation and at least 93 injuries to his body, including fractured ribs and a broken nose.

Garry Reader, a private with the former Queen’s Lancashire Regiment at the time, said all the soldiers on duty at the prison were to blame.

He also heard how the Ministry of Defence’s top legal advisers failed to seek the advice of Lord Goldsmith, the attorney general, who was known to take the view that British troops in Iraq were bound by the Human Rights Act.

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Retrieved from ” https: He had walked out of a meeting between British officials and the International Committee inquity the Red Cross after being told by a “political adviser” to keep his mouth shut, he added. Lawyers acting for families of Iraqis detained by British troops, however, have since collected fresh material which they claim does point to widespread abuse.

His father was an applicant in this case. Six were found not guilty. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Year of birth missing. Corporal Donald Payne pleaded guilty to inhumane treatment of a prisoner and was jailed for a year and dismissed from geport Army. A seventh, Corporal Donald Payne, mouza pleaded guilty, was jailed for a year and dismissed from the army. The detainees’ closing submissions noted: The report by retired appeal court judge Sir William Gage, to be published on Thursday, is unlikely to accuse the army of systematic torture since his terms of reference are limited to the circumstances surrounding Mousa’s death.

Even senior commanders were ignorant of a ban imposed in on the use of mohsa techniques, including stress positions, sleep deprivation and hooding, which were used on Mousa and the other detainees.

Secretary of State for Defence and another Jurisdiction: They were put in stress positions. General Sir Peter Wall, head of the army, is also expected to make a statement. Archived from the original on 8 August